Dr. Laura Plantinga of Emory University discusses data from a study of end-stage renal disease among newly diagnosed lupus patients.
Ask The Experts: Dr. Donald Thomas, author of The Lupus Encyclopedia, provides information about diagnosis of lupus.
Dr. John Harley, director of the Division of Rheumatology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, provides an overview of how lupus is diagnosed.
Dr. Deborah McCurdy and Dr. Ornella Rullo found that high levels of a protein called osteopontin may be a predictor of future lupus disease activity and organ damage.
Dr. Michelle Petri of the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center discusses the results of a study that evaluated revised criteria for diagnosing lupus.